Watterstown, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 330. Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 181  (54.8%)
Females: 149  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53805.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,851 (it was $41,806 in 2000)
Watterstown:

$58,851
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,894 (it was $15,726 in 2000)

Watterstown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $178,518 (it was $101,700 in 2000)
Watterstown:

$178,518
WI:

$173,200
  • Races in Watterstown, WI (2010)

    Watterstown races chart
    • 32899.4%White alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Watterstown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Watterstown: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), Norwegian (17.7%), Irish (11.9%), English (11.6%), Czech (9.4%), United States (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 27.7 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

Watterstown,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Watterstown:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watterstown town:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.7%
Wisconsin:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Watterstown town:  1.6% ($1,611)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (45.8 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (60.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (174.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blue River, WI (1.4 miles ), Boscobel, WI (2.4 miles ), Richwood, WI (2.4 miles ), Hickory Grove, WI (2.6 miles ), Muscoda, WI (2.8 miles ), Castle Rock, WI (2.8 miles ), Marietta, WI (3.1 miles ), Akan, WI (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 43.16 N, Longitude: 90.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-2.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Repair and maintenance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Watterstown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Watterstown, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Watterstown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Watterstown town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the town center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watterstown-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 355.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.3 miles away from Watterstown center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 332.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 320.0 miles away from Watterstown center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 387.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Watterstown:

  • BOSCOBEL AREA HEALTH CARE Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BOSCOBEL, WI)
  • BOSCOBEL CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BOSCOBEL, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERDALE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MUSCODA, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-FENNIMORE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FENNIMORE, WI)
  • PINE VALLEY HLTH CARE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)
  • SCHMITT WOODLAND HILLS (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; RICHLAND CENTER, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watterstown:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 31 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Viterbo University (about 55 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 56 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 56 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Edgewood College (about 60 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 61 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 61 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)

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Notable locations in Watterstown: Top T Farms (A), Blue River Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Blue River Fire and Rescue (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beulah Cemetery (1), Blue River Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Blue River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Watterstown: Blue River Bluffs State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.9%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.3%
Whole state:

8.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.9%
Whole state:

3.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Watterstown travel time to work - commute Watterstown mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watterstown town (based on Grant County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,48919
Mainline Protestant8,78741
Evangelical Protestant3,40038
Other3864
Orthodox301
None18,116-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Grant County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Grant County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Here:

9.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
State:

13.0%

4.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  0.47% ($35,409 average AGI)
from Iowa County, WI  0.41% ($17,143)
from Lafayette County, WI  0.39% ($25,562)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  0.76% ($29,628 average AGI)
to Iowa County, WI  0.44% ($29,298)
to Dubuque County, IA  0.39% ($36,365)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watterstown:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WRCO (1450 AM; 1 kW; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watterstown:

  • WHHI (91.3 FM; HIGHLAND, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WJTY (88.1 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WQPC (94.3 FM; PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI; Owner: ROBINSON CORPORATION)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WRCO-FM (100.9 FM; RICHLAND CENTER, WI; Owner: FRUIT BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WDMP-FM (99.3 FM; DODGEVILLE, WI; Owner: DODGE POINT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Watterstown:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 38m125ftTotal length
  • $2,603,000Total costs
  • 11,190Total average daily traffic
  • 718Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,850Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Watterstown compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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